What's New Video Weekly Updates?
Air Local 512
February 26, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The federal government ramps up its distribution capabilities and has chosen the United Center for a mass COVID-19 Vaccination site at its west side parking lot. It will be capable of giving six thousand vaccine shots as soon as March 10, 2021. We did not receive any reported cases of anyone testing positive with the COVID-19 this week. But the Company did deep clean H17 on Sunday for precautionary reasons.
The deadline to apply for the Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) is tonight, at 11:59 A.M. the TWU International notified us of an issue with the Company engaged in rescinding the VEOP's for some members in the system. If you have experienced this issue, please reach out to the hall or field office at 773-894-0077 to rectify the situation.
American Airlines and the TWU/IAM Association have agreed to a one-time payment for any unused 2020 block vacation for M&R, MLS, and MCT JCBAs. It will also include GSE and Facilities Maintenance members who have unused block vacation from 2020 and have not been paid out will receive a one-time payment on their March 12, 2021 payroll check.
Members who were displaced from full-time to part-time will see their second installment of retro on their February 26, 2021, payroll check. The second retro covers December 28, 2020, to January 24, 2021. The final installment will cover January 25, 2021, to the point of full-time return status. Once we are notified of the last date, we will forward it to you.
Starting Monday, March 1, 2021, the Company will be changing how we report an injury on duty (IOD) at ORD. You will continue to report your injury immediately to your CSM. But you, in turn, will receive a card with a reporting phone number. Members will notify an injury to a registered nurse. The nurse will assess and recommend appropriate medical options. The CSM will no longer fill out the injury report; the AAR team will complete the information. A nurse will be available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The nurse consultation will not be part of your two doctor visits.
There has been another delay with the Fleet Service Crew Chief "Allocator" Arbitration. It was supposed to be heard on February 23 and 24, 2021, in person. It was due to the Arbitrator unable to receive his second COVID-19 shot and the unwillingness of the Company to move it to a video conferencing. It was rescheduled to be heard on March 30 and 31, 2021.
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the 2021 election. We are proud and humbled to serve our TWU 512 members for another three years. Our first order of business is to expand our hours at the TWU Local 512 field office, provide more services, and more accessibility to your Union officers on the field. Thank you and God Bless.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
President – TWU Local 512
City by city, industry by industry, TWU members are on the frontlines of the Covid-19 fight nationwide.
Please watch today's video message from TWU International President John Samuelsen on our union's tireless efforts to support our members in this global crisis.
Please continue to communicate with the TWU International staff by emailing Health@twu.org with any concerns, requests, or updates from your local. We are here to support you in this crisis as you continue to keep America moving.